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SThree: Result of Annual General Meeting and Change of Company Secretary

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SThree (STEM)
22-Apr-2021 / 12:26 GMT/BST
Dissemination of a Regulatory Announcement, transmitted by EQS Group.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

For Immediate Release - 22 April 2021

SThree plc

("SThree" or the "Group")

 

Result of Annual General Meeting and change of Company Secretary

 

The Annual General Meeting of SThree plc was held on Thursday 22 April 2021 at 75 King William Street, London, EC4N 7BE, at 11.30am.

All resolutions proposed in the Notice of Meeting were passed by way of a poll and a summary of the voting, including proxy votes, is as follows:

 

 

Resolution

Votes For

%

Votes Against

%

Votes Withheld

Total

1

Approval of the Report and Accounts

93,774,515

99.99

8,555

0.01

3,807,113

97,590,183

2

Payment of Final Dividend

97,590,183

100

0

0

0

97,590,183

3

Approval of Directors' Remuneration Report

95,971,255

98.35

1,613,928

1.65

5,000

97,590,183

4

Re-Election of Mark Dorman

94,138,013

99.87

125,090

0.13

3,327,080

97,590,183

5

Re-Election of Alex Smith

97,482,632

99.89

107,200

0.11

351

97,590,183

6

Re-Election of Anne Fahy

88,728,575

92.96

6,718,489

7.04

2,143,119

97,590,183

7

Re-Election of James Bilefield

89,934,874

95.41

4,328,229

4.59

3,327,080

97,590,183

8

Re-Election of Barrie Brien

97,521,805

99.98

18,027

0.02

50,351

97,590,183

9

Re-Election of Denise Collis

97,587,540

99.99

2,292

0.01

351

97,590,183

10

Re-Appointment of Auditors

82,412,493

90.33

8,825,249

9.67

6,352,441

97,590,183

11

Directors' Authority to agree Auditor's Remuneration

97,524,477

99.93

65,706

0.07

0

97,590,183

12

Political Donations

97,081,115

99.48

507,743

0.52

1,325

97,590,183

13

Authority to Allot Shares

96,377,675

98.76

1,211,711

1.24

797

97,590,183

14

Authority to call General Meetings with not less than 14 days' Notice

95,703,253

98.07

1,886,930

1.93

0

97,590,183

15

Authority to Disapply Statutory Pre-Emption Rights

97,452,315

99.86

137,268

0.14

600

97,590,183

16

Authority to Purchase its own Shares

94,117,724

96.49

3,422,926

3.51

49,533

97,590,183

 

In respect of those resolutions where there was over circa 5% voted against, namely resolution 6 (the re-election of Anne Fahy), resolution 7 (the re-election of James Bilefield) and resolution 10 (the re-appointment of PwC as auditors), the Company has already reached out to investors to better understand the reasons for these against votes. In recognition of the fact that some investors voiced concerns at the Board Chair also being a member of the Audit Committee, it is confirmed that James Bilefield will step down from that Committee.

 

Change of Company Secretary

 

SThree plc is also pleased to announce that Kate Danson, who joined the business as General Counsel on 1 March 2020, will now also be taking on the role of Group Company Secretary, effective from 1 May 2021.

 

She takes over from Steve Hornbuckle, who has held the position at SThree for almost 15 years. Steve has not only overseen the transformation of SThree from a newly listed PLC to the Company it is today, ensuring the smooth operation of the business during his tenure, he has also been a valuable source of guidance and support to the team. The Board greatly appreciates the many achievements Steve has been integral in securing as the business has grown and wishes him all the best in the future.

 

As the business enters its next stage of growth, the Board has recognised its leadership needs have evolved and has brought together the functions of General Counsel, Company Secretary and Head of Risk under Kate. She will be working closely with the senior leadership team and form an important part of driving the business forward successfully.  

 

Kate joined SThree from Johnson Matthey PLC, where she held the role as General Counsel, Group for two years. Prior to this Kate worked in a number of senior legal roles at the organisation including Sector General Counsel of the Clean Air sector and Legal Director to the Precious Metals Products Division. Kate brings FTSE 100 experience, a commercial approach and significant international experience to SThree.

 

Notes:

 

 

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, a copy of all resolutions passed other than resolutions concerning ordinary business will shortly be submitted to the UK Listing Authority via the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism

 

Enquiries:

 

SThree plc

020 7268 6000

Mark Dorman, Chief Executive Officer

Alex Smith, Chief Financial Officer

Steve Hornbuckle, Group Company Secretary

 

 

 

 

Alma PR

020 3405 0205

Susie Hudson

John Coles

sthree@almapr.co.uk

 

 

- Ends -

 

 


ISIN:

GB00B0KM9T71

Category Code:

RAG

TIDM:

STEM

LEI Code:

2138003NEBX5VRP3EX50

Sequence No.:

100596

EQS News ID:

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End of Announcement

EQS News Service

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